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Erdene Zuu temple was built in 1586 on the spot where Kharkhorin, the famous capital of the Mongolian Empire of the XIII century. The territory of the temple occupies an area of 400 square meters and is surrounded by a stone wall with 108 stupas. These stupas were erected either in honor of a prominent historical event, or as the grave of a state or religious figure. Almost ten thousand lamas lived within the fortress, which contained more than 60 chapels of various sizes.

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